John 4 :4

John 4 :4 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

And he must needs go through Samaria.

American King James Version (AKJV)

And he must needs go through Samaria.

American Standard Version (ASV)

And he must needs pass through Samaria.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

And it was necessary for him to go through Samaria.

Webster's Revision

And he must needs go through Samaria.

World English Bible

He needed to pass through Samaria.

English Revised Version (ERV)

And he must needs pass through Samaria.

Definitions for John 4 :4

Clarke's Commentary on John 4 :4

And he must needs go through Samaria - Or, It was necessary for him to pass through Samaria: for this plain reason, and no other, because it was the only proper road. Samaria lay northward of Judea, and between the great sea, Galilee, and Jordan; and there was therefore no going from Galilee to Jerusalem but through this province. See the note on Luke 17:11. From Jerusalem to Galilee through Samaria, according to Josephus, was three days' journey. See his own life.

Barnes's Commentary on John 4 :4

And he must needs go through Samaria - Samaria was between Judea and Galilee. The direct and usual way was to pass through Samaria. Sometimes, however, the Jews took a circuitous route on the east side of the Jordan. See the notes at Matthew 2:22.

Wesley's Commentary on John 4 :4

4:4 And he must needs go through Samaria - The road lying directly through it.
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